Tenerife is probably one of the most diverse holiday destinations you could wish for, having all the ingredients for that perfect holiday for families, singles and couples alike,
The North and South of the island are quite dissimilar in style and appearance. In the north there's lush vegetation a rocky coast line and strong Canarian traditions, with a stylish and sophisticated night life. And the lively energetic south has a desert terrain, sandy beaches an uninhibited night life, bright lights and a cosmopolitan flavour.
The interior of the island is just as appealing, with huge Banana plantations, Almond orchards and magnificent Pine forests.
The capital Santa Cruz with it's elegant old buildings, Botanical Gardens, Boutiques and street cafes makes for a very pleasant day out and is well worth a visit.
The best way to see the island is by hire car, giving you the option of going where you want when you feel like it.
Tenerife's heart is Mount Teide, the volcano is the highest point in Spain and casts the largest shadow in the world, sometimes capped with snow it is an unforgettable site. The surrounding landscape is said to resemble the surface of the moon, and has been used as a film location for movies such as Planet of the Apes and Star Wars.
A cable car runs to the top giving breathtaking views of the island; and on clear days the near by islands of La Gomera and La Palma. By day there is so much to do you will be spoilt for choice no matter where you choose to stay.
With an almost perfect year round climate activities of all kinds are well catered for especially watersports, such as diving, surfing, snorkelling, sailing and fishing.
On dry land there are plenty of other activities like tennis, hiking and golf.
For up to date information see our pages on - Surfing. Diving. Marinas and Golf.
Or if just relaxing and soaking up the sun is your idea of a perfect time then there's plenty of glorious clean beaches with safe swimming, the kids will love them. Remember to take note of the warning flags displayed on all the main beaches -
Red do not swim strong currents,
Yellow strong winds and rough seas,
Green safe to swim.
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